Category archives for: Games

Improved YouTube app for Xbox One

Microsoft has launched that a YouTube app update to streamline how to upload game clips to the service. “We’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world,” said Microsoft . Game DVR and Upload Studio are reportedly two [...]

Deloitte: Demand for multiplatform content up

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Digital omnivores – those consumers who own a trio of tablets, smartphones and laptops – continue to grow, driven by the proliferation of new platforms and increased device adoption. Deloitte’s eighth edition of the Digital Democracy Survey reveals that over one third (37 per cent) of US consumers are now digital omnivores, a 42 per cent growth over the previous [...]

China Digital TV steams ahead

Encryption specialists China Digital TV saw a huge rise in its NYSE share price at the end of last week. Indeed, on March 20th the price rose 9.7 per cent in the single session, and even after a modest fall-back on March 21st, the price was still significantly up on the start of the week (opened at $2.82, closed at [...]

Online services take 26% of entertainment market

Booming subscription sales by services such as Netflix, LOVEFiLM and Spotify mean so-called ‘access services’ rather than sales of products like discs and downloads accounted for a

Disney Interactive cuts 25% staff

Disney’s struggling video game and Internet division has laid off 700 employees (26 per cent of its staff) in a major retrenchment that includes a shift in advertising strategy at Disney.com. Lay-offs came as a result of Disney’s decision to combine two businesses: booming mobile games (those played on iPads and smartphones) and sagging social games (those played on websites [...]

Cloud gaming to make consoles obsolete?

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Many are claiming that this will be the last generation for consoles as cloud computing and network technologies have shown that they could make console hardware obsolete. However, this is not going to happen in the next seven to eight years, which is the typical life cycle of a home console. An IDATE report explores the technical specifications of the [...]

KDDI launching cloud gaming service

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KDDI will launch GameNow, Japan’s first cloud gaming service, on its Cable TV networks powered by Ubitus on the “Smart TV Box” on March 1st. GameNow turns the “Smart TV Box” into a powerful game console, bringing consumers an instant video gaming experience right from the box. Without the hassle of loading discs, downloads and installation times, consumers can play [...]

Nintendo Girls Club YouTube channel

Nintendo has launched Nintendo Girls Club, a YouTube channel dedicated to female gamers. The newly launched channel features videos from Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, Kim Cattrall of Sex in the City fame and YouTube vlogger Mandy Hynes, and plans to provide TV spots, gaming walkthroughs and introductions videos for 3DS and Wii U titles. Viewers are also encouraged by Nintendo [...]

Video games boosting 3D TV market

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Research from Reportstack reveals that the key players in the Global 3D Flat Panel TV Market are LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony – and these vendors are being encouraged in their efforts by the rise of 3D gaming. “The increasing popularity of 3D

MTG signs up LViS Studio – launches ‘Sochi Legends’ game on Viasat

Second-screen platform provider Monterosa has announced that MTGx, the digital accelerator division of broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has licensed LViS Studio to power its real-time sports game ‘Sochi Legends’. LViS Studio is a cloud-based platform for broadcasters, sports producers and advertisers to create and monetize real-time, second screen games and experiences across mobile devices and social platforms, then integrate [...]

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